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Crossroads Care West Berkshire Good

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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 12 January 2019

Crossroads Care West Berkshire is a domiciliary care agency that provides personal care to people in their own homes. It provides a service to different groups of people including older adults, people living with dementia, mental health, physical disability and sensory impairments. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) only inspects the service being received by people provided with the regulated activity ‘personal care’; help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Not everyone using the service receives the regulated activity. Where they do we also take into account any wider social care provided.

This inspection took place on 11 December 2018 and was announced. We gave the provider prior notice because the location provides a domiciliary care service and we needed to make sure someone would be in the office. At the time of our inspection the service was providing personal care to 43 people.

At our last inspection we rated the service good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

Why the service is rated Good.

People felt safe while supported by the staff team who made them feel reassured and relatives agreed with this. Staff had a good understanding of how to keep people safe and their responsibilities for reporting accidents, incidents or concerns. The registered manager had the knowledge to identify safeguarding concerns and acted on these appropriately.

The registered manager and senior staff had planned and booked training when necessary to ensure all staff had the appropriate knowledge and skills to support people. Staff had ongoing support, supervision and appraisals. They felt really supported by the registered manager and senior staff, and maintained good team work.

People and relatives were complimentary of the staff and the support and care they provided. People received support that was individualised to their specific needs which were kept under review and amended as changes occurred. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People were treated with respect, and their privacy and dignity were promoted. People felt the staff supported them in the way they wanted. Staff were responsive to the needs of the people and enabled them to improve and maintain their independence with personal care. The staff monitored people's health and wellbeing and took appropriate action when required to address concerns. People felt confident they would be looked after well and relatives agreed with them.

Where possible, the registered manager scheduled visits so the same staff went to see people to maintain continuity of care and support. People were informed about the changes to their visits as necessary. The service assessed risks to people's personal safety, as well as staff, and plans were in place to minimise those risks. There were safe medicines administration systems in place and people received their medicines when required. The service had recruitment procedure that they followed before new staff were employed to work with people. This included ensuring staff were of good character and suitable for their role.

Staff felt the registered manager and senior staff were approachable and considerate. They had good communication, worked well together and supported each other, which benefitted the people who use the service. The registered manager had quality assurance systems in place to monitor the running of the service and the quality of the service being delivered. The registered manager and the senior team were able to identify issues and improve

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 12 January 2019

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 12 January 2019

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 12 January 2019

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 12 January 2019

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 12 January 2019

The service remains Good.